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Computed Tomography of Brain Tumors in the Caudal Fossa of the Dog*

Lecouteur R., Fike J., Cann C., et al.

Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 1981. 22(6): p.244-251.

Computed tomography (CT) was used to investigate brain tumors in the caudal fossa of three dogs. Changes detected by CT included compression or distortion of cerebrospinal fluid spaces within the caudal fossa, and changes in parenchymal density before and after intravenous injection of a nondiffusible, iodinated contrast medium. CT provided information regarding tumor size, location, character, and relationships with normal caudal fossa structures. It was concluded that CT offered advantages over technics currently in use for diagnosis and assessment of caudal fossa lesions in the dog.